On July 23, 2008 I wrote on American Pundit about the United States, United Kingdom, and France launching a sea exercise in the Atlantic in preparation for a naval blockade on Iran should Ahmadinejad ignore the ultimatum to suspend uranium enrichment.
As expected, Iran has not only ignored the ultimatum, but has boldly proclaimed that the country will not give up "a single iota of its nuclear rights."
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks regarding this came during discussions with Syrian President Bashar Assad who is in Tehran for a two-day visit.
Assad, hoping to establish for Syria a more prominent Mideast role, promised Sarkozy during a visit to France in July that he would visit with Ahmadinjad and try to persuade Iran to prove it isn't developing nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad's claims that he only desires nuclear technology for the production of energy has hardly been believed by the West, and the United States and her allies suspect that Iran is seeking a pathway to an atomic bomb.
The United Nations Security Council has imposed three sets of sanctions on Iran over its enrichment and reprocessing of uranium.
It is no surprise to me that Iran has no intention of abiding by any demands placed upon them by the West. Ahmadinejad's defiance in this matter is yet another piece of proof that diplomacy will not only fail with this dictator, but that any talks with Iran will only result in Ahmadinejad's further demands for concessions. Iran's president brings nothing to the table except his own demands. Trusting this murderous dictator is foolish, and dangerous.
Also, read about my take on the Wall Street Journal article that claims Obama's low body weight could be a drawback for him on American Pundit!